Residents now have free access to online booklets which decipher fiction from facts on anxiety and depression management.
Beyond Blue has released the books in a bid to help people learn what really works for managing anxiety and depression. The books are A Guide to What Works for Anxiety and A Guide to What Works for Depression.
Beyond Blue lead clinical adviser Dr Grant Blashki said the booklets provided a solid set of guidelines for people to consider before accessing mental health treatments.
"We live in a time of fake news when the online world spruiks many questionable mental health therapies and treatments, so it is important that people have access to simple, evidence-based advice about what actually works," Dr Blashki said.
"These guides take the guesswork out of knowing which treatments are available in Australia and what the international scientific studies say about how well they work."
Dr Blashki recommended people seek advice from qualified practitioners before using treatments listed in the guides.
The books are available at the Beyond Blue website.